Thursday, 27 January 2011

a different approach

today is not about books, strange as it may seem, but books were the last thing on my mind. today i have watched the new series of skins, it is great, no shine off the oldest skins series, but pretty damn awesome in its own way i admit. i love that kind of stuff, alt and insane but hilarious. possibly the strangest opening scene of the show i have seen in a couple weeks at least . im still smiling at the music and crayzyness. of it all.

Unfortunately, this is a book blog so there must be a book peice in here somewhere, so the book for today will be a book by the author Rachel Caine. the morganville series. the first book "the glass houses" with poor Claire Danvers who seems to be having a hard time at school, being bullied by the most popular girl in her little prarie college, so she attempts to move out into a private residence, 1st mistake. after that she learns all about her little town problems, including and not limited to: gohstly landlords, insanely cute roommates. and a town full of vampires, yes vampires! i will post more as this story progresses.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

okay then, today i have officially finished all exams for this term and will be starting on my project for school, ive no clue what il be doing but im sure itl be just as woeful as actually sitting another test. My life now revolves basicly around my bedroom, i rarely leave it after i arrive home, im there to stay it seems.

so the book il be promoting today will be...... Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchetts Good Omens, a book that is loved by many for its combination of Pratchett's notorious wit and Gaimen's dark humor and horror undertones, i read the book as i was getting in to Pratchett's discworld series and wanted to branch off into a more realistic setting.
the story in this book revolves around the bible story if the apocalypse and it is injected throughout with some of the funnyest peices of literacy i have ever read

Monday, 24 January 2011

im back

back after a blooming long break, my exams are over for the moment and i feel fine, fresh and hopeful towards the future. this blog may just end up as a sort of personal diary or some kind of metamorphasis like that, i doubt there is anyone actually watching this site in eager anticipation of my newest installment. since crimbo, i have gifted myself with a laptop and so will be able to make weekly or daily updates.

recently i have been reading "The Great Gatsby" by F.Scott Fitzgerald. not of my own volitionb but as part of my exams. and i know, that exam books are usually universally despised, but, unusually i enjoy reading it as a work of literary science. it is packed from tip to tale with artistic language, symbolism and Modern writing style, the book itself makes you trhink deeper into itself , like finding the opening to a labyrinth in a maze of tunnels. or some such similie.
the narrator, untrustworthy, yet endearing. the protagonist (not the narrator, who is also involved) even less trustworthy and more endearingly described than ones own mother.
i love the way the story unfolds and is told through the eyes of a participant, yet not the protagonast. with his own feelings and biases.
truly it is a good book, i need to read it several more times to get the most out of it, and i suggest, that if you havent read it yet, you get straight to it